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Ayumi Higa
Language of Music/MU 122 004
Professor Charsky
September 20, 2014

Concert Report Paper

The Faculty Favorites Concert celebrating Caldwell University’s seventy-five year anniversary took place on September 20, 2014 at 6 o’clock p.m. in the Alumni Theatre. The Alumni Theatre is relatively a small hall with a theatre-like environment. The seats are set up in a way where they curved around the stage and the ceiling is very high. The stage was already set up with the drum set, piano, and bass form the beginning. In general, the audience was very calm and mindful of the theatre and performers. Some of the audience members were dressed formally while others were dressed casually. The performers were very professional and attentive to their performances. The men were dressed mostly in black and the women in other colors such as yellow and dark blue.
All of the performers that performed were extremely talented, but the music I liked the best was “O Sole Mio (My Sunshine)”. The lyrics of the song was written by G. Capurro and the music was composed by E. di Capua. The performance consisted of only the piano and a singer. The song was performed by Dan Yates singing in baritone and Warren Hems on the piano. This style of this song appeared to be a western classical opera. The performer did an amazing job interpreting the song and did an amazing job using the space provided on the stage. He not only looked in one direction but directed his voice in all of the directions of the theatre. This was my favorite music because I actually do like the song in general. The song was uplifting, peaceful, light, simple, and very soothing to me. The texture of this music was homophonic throughout the whole song. There was no harmony involved in this song, it was just a solo singer. The
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